By: Laura Steiner
Halton Region is asking all employees living or present in the area impacted by the COVID19 outbreak at Amazon’s Brampton facility.
“If you are an Amazon employee subject to the Peel Region class order, you must self-isolate for 14 days to prevent the spread of the virus,” Halton Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr. Hamdiah Meghani said. The order is effective for 14 days beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday March 13, 2021.
The order follows the investigation of an outbreak at the facility located at 8050 Heritage Road in Brampton. It applies all Halton residents, and those present in the area. Halton Region includes Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville, and Burlington.
Employees are required to follow these self-isolation measures:
- Stay home and isolate from others in the home.
- Do not go to work or visit any other job/workplace.
- Do not use public transportation, taxis or rideshares.
- Do not go to school or other public places.
There has been 240 positive cases of COVID19 in recent weeks, with 10 of those designated as “variants of concern.” Amazon has said it will appeal the decision according to 680News. “We do not believe the data supports this closure and we will appeal this decision.” The company believes the two-week closure may have a short-term impact on Canadian customers.